Ofsted visited Halfpenny Lane in February 2019 and rated us ‘Good’ overall.

Some of their comments included:

"The Head of School has worked successfully to raise expectations and create a culture where all pupils can thrive."

“Outcomes are good and improving, especially in mathematics.”

“Staff know the pupils exceptionally well and relationships are strong. This leads to happy pupils who feel safe and cared for.”

“Pupils make good progress in their writing, which is improving rapidly.”

“Pupils' behaviour in lessons and around school is good.”

“The Trust knows this school well. Effective support has helped the Head of School to bring about rapid improvements.”



Links to more information

The full Ofsted report

Other Ofsted information and inspection reports

Parent View

We use our own questionnaire to give parents and carers an opportunity to share their views about their child’s experience at Halfpenny Lane. We take the results seriously, and constantly look to see what we can do better.

Statement % of parents that agree from 127 surveys. October 2017 % of parents that agree from 148 surveys. March 2018
My child enjoys coming to school. 87% 96%
My child feels safe at school. 94% 95%
The school understands and responds to my child’s needs. 97% 95%
My child is taught well at school. 94% 99%
My child is encouraged to work hard and do their best. 99% 94%
I am aware of what my child is learning at school. 91% 84%
The school seeks my views and listens to my concerns. 88% 85%
The school makes sure its pupils are well behaved. 82% 93%
The school deals with any incidents of bullying effectively. 86% 84%
The school is welcoming and there are opportunities to get involved. 96% 95%
I think the school is well led and managed. 93% 95%
My child enjoys the school dinners. 84% 82%
I would recommend Halfpenny Lane to another family. 96% 96%

You can also see what other parents and carers think of our school – as well as upload your own comments – on Ofsted’s Parent View website, which is here.